FUTURE WALK

The Future Walk app invites you to explore the Kulturforum and its museums in an interactive way. You will be contacted by Andrea, a curator from the year 2261. Assist him on his secret mission.

In the future, knowledge about the past has been destroyed and the Kulturforum has been reclaimed by nature. Interesting new plants grow where the artworks used to be. It is your task to find the museum objects that have been lost in Andrea's time. Together you will unlock exciting information about the artworks and their history.

The interactive audio tour of the Future Walk connects the museums and institutions at the Kulturforum. In this way, an arc is drawn between the eventful history of the site and its museums as well as the diverse works of art and treasures that can be found today at the Kulturforum.

Together with Andrea, you will discover a set of carefully chosen architecture, works of art and musical instruments with the help of augmented reality in a way that would have remained hidden on a classic museum visit.

Screenshot from the app "Future Walk"
Screenshot from the app "Future Walk" © NEEEU Spaces GmbH

Screenshot from the app "Future Walk" © NEEEU Spaces GmbH

Four engaging storylines will immerse you in the world of the Future Walk:

  • The Outside area of the Kulturforum,
  • the Gemäldegalerie,
  • the Kunstgewerbemuseum,
  • the Musikinstrumenten-Museum.

Trailer of the App "Future Walk“

What do you need to get started?

  • Smartphone with AR capability
  • The App "Future Walk“
  • Headphones
  • Museum tickets

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

You can find the most important answers about the Future Walk here. Do you still have questions? Send us an email at kommunikation[at]smb.spk-berlin.de.

Before your visit

You can download the Future Walk free of charge from the Apple or Android app store:

Use our Museum Free Wifi at the Kulturforum, on the Piazzetta and in the foyer of the Gemäldegalerie.

The Future Walk app requires certain technical requirements for the playback of augmented reality content. (ARCore or ARKit) If your smartphone is not able to play this content, a warning will be displayed in the Apple and Android app stores. Please check in the app store whether your smartphone can play augmented reality content.

Please use the app with your headphones so as not to disturb other visitors to the museums.

Address

Matthäikirchplatz
10785 Berlin-Tiergarten

Public Transport

U+S Bahnhof Potsdamer Platz
Bus M29, M48, M85 Kulturforum
Bus 200 Philharmonie
Bus 300 Philharmonie Süd

If you want to do the whole Future Walk in one day, plan at least 2 to 3 hours. However, you also have the option of experiencing the different stories of the Future Walk individually at different times. Plan about an hour for each of them.

You decide when and where you start. Do you want to go to the Gemäldegalerie first or do you want to walk through the streets of the Kulturforum? You decide the order and your pace. But only when you have explored all four areas does your Future Walk end.

Current information for museum visitors during the Corona pandemic can be found here: www.smb.museum/informationen-corona

Tickets for the time slots of the museums are available online in the online ticket shops of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, at the Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung or at the museums.

The app is free to use. However, to explore all areas of the Future Walk you will need tickets to the Gemäldegalerie, the Musikinstrumenten-Museum and the Kunstgewerbemuseum.

The Future Walk can be used in German and English.

We recommend the Future Walk for adults and children aged 12 and over.

 

During your visit

Find out about the opening hours of our cafés.

Yes, you can search the Gemäldegalerie, the Musikinstrumenten-Museum, the Kunstgewerbemuseum and the streets of the Kulturforum for clues and puzzles at your own pace on one or more days.

If the app does not display any more content, please wait a few minutes or make sure you have moved to the right position in the outdoor area. There are moments when we give you time to explore your surroundings. Therefore, there may be no message from Andrea for a few minutes.

If the app completely freezes or crashes, you can jump back to the beginning of the sub-story you are in. To do this, scroll all the way down in the menu and tap on "Return to Museum Selection".

Please talk to a member of the museum staff. They will help you.

In the foyer of the Kulturforum, on the Piazzetta and in the Gemäldegalerie we offer our “Museum Free Wifi”.

 

After your visit

We would be happy to receive positive reviews in the app stores. You can also write to us directly at kommunikation[at]smb.spk-berlin.de

This app is part of the project museum4punkt0 – Digital Strategies for the Museum of the Future, sub-project (De-)Coding Culture. Cultural Competence in Digital Space of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Further information: www.museum4punkt0.de

 

 

Participation and Accessibility

The Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin are working to improve participation and accessibility for visitors and users with different requirements. To achieve this goal, we are working with external experts. Together, we have compiled the following information on the accessibility of the Future Walk app:

  • The Future Walk is a dynamic and varied application that encourages users to listen, see and move at the same time. You will enjoy it if you like guided tours with music and scavenger hunts.
  • The app's menu allows you to make personal adjustments. You can set an audio transcription and the text size. With the help of a pause button, you can revisit what was said at any time.
  • The app has a high-contrast design for better recognition.
  • All areas of the Kulturforum and the museums are barrier-free with the help of lifts and ramps. However, the app does not suggest a barrier-free route at all times.
  • The narration is in everyday language.
  • Use the headphones that work best for you. Models with Bluetooth connectivity give you more freedom of movement.

museum4punkt0

This app is part of the project of the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin "(De-)Coding Culture. Cultural Competence in Digital Space", museum4punkt0 - Digital Strategies for the Museum of the Future. Further information: www.museum4punkt0.de.

The project museum4punkt0 is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in accordance with a resolution issued by the German Bundestag (Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany).